2019 Slate of Officers for CACS Board of Directors
President: Kristin Bonetati
VP/President Elect: Eric Magallon (Nominee)
Store Director 2019 – 2020: Jeff Whalen
Store Director 2019 – 2021: Aaron Ochoa (Nominee)
Associate Director 2018 – 2020: Dillon Rickard
Associate Director 2019 – 2021: TBA
Immediate Past President: Shelly Schrimpf
VOTE: Eric Magallon (Owl Bookshop, Citrus College), Nominee for VP/President Elect
I have been involved in the college bookstore industry for over 33 years. My college bookstore experience began as a student worker at the Owl Bookshop at Citrus College in 1984. Working over the years in all aspects of bookstore operations led to a full time position as operations coordinator. After leaving for three years in the late 90's to spend full time on my own business consulting to companies on office space usage, interior design, and employee interaction to space utilization, I was asked back as a consultant to the Owl Bookshop. Coming home to the Citrus College family lead to a full time position managing Bookstore and Food Services growing operations which included the opening of an Art and Coffee Bar, enhancing Cosmetology/Esthetician Spa retail, Owl Bookshop, vending services, Owl Café & Grill, catering, concessions, working with the Cosmetology, Esthetician, Automotive, Golf and Art departments to give students experience in retail marketing and sales, and forming a direct link with the Citrus College banner system to give PELL Grant students an opportunity to get their course materials by the beginning of class using their bookstore charge accounts. On campus, I am involved with various Citrus committees, the Alumni Association and Citrus College Foundation. My previous board experience involves serving on not-for-profit and non-profit boards over the years in all positions.
Managing bookstores in our current business environment is very challenging and requires teamwork, communication and guidance from other bookstore team members, vendors, legislators, associations, and the educational institution we serve. Campus bookstores, as we know them, are changing along with technology, customer needs and desires, instructional needs, and institutional restructuring. It is in times like these, campus bookstores depend on member associations like CACS for guidance and support. I have been a proud to be a member of the CACS Board of Directors, including serving as President in 2015, and have continued to help our CACS team with outreach, professional development, and providing members the benefits they need during these difficult times.
VOTE: Aaron Ochoa (UC Davis), Nominee for Store Director 2019-2021
Textbook Manager: Nevada Wolf Shop, Reno, Nevada from 2008 to 2014 and executed programs and services in relation to the textbook department; such as digital textbooks and rental programs. Reduced textbook costs by 3 million dollars over 2 years by reviewing all financial data to set goals, observing industry trends, providing competitive pricing and changing current margin standards from net price to market price. Established policies and procedures with campus entities such as: Athletics, Disability Resource Center, Independent Learning and the Center for Student Cultural Diversity to ensure the best quality service to our students. Served as an ambassador to the faculty to inform and educate about new technologies and services within the textbook industry: digital books, course packs, homework manager software and open source books.
Assistant Director: Nevada Wolf Shop, Reno, Nevada from 2014 to 2017. Support, and provide professional development to the classified and student staff in the Textbook, Computer, and Supplies departments. Fiscal responsibilities of the above the departments, including marketing, inventory control, margin and sales goals, and the operational budget. Create and maintain professional relationships with campus entities such as, the Provost Office, Athletics, Academic departments and the Students Student Services division. Oversite of bookstore operations in regards to accessibility and ADA compliance. Assist in providing a safe and positive work environment, for all staff.
Director: UC Davis Stores, Davis California from 2017 to Present. Provide leadership to a 17million dollar operation, which includes 34 carrier staff members and over 200 student staff members. Fiscal and operational oversite of 7 locations including a 27,000 sq foot off site warehouse. Creation of a positive and effective work environment and a culture that fosters innovation and growth.
VOTE: Nominees for Associate Director 2019-2021 - Vendors/Exhibitors Only
Eric Oleson or Kathleen Hayes - Vote for only 1 - Click on the Vendor area above.